RUN DOWN: “American Despair” b/w “The Coming”: 7”

Reverby, dirty hardcore. Run Down reminds me a bit of the entire Northwestern hardcore scene (Red Dons, Observers, Autistic Youth). These two songs are good, but hard to sink my teeth into. As a single, I wouldn’t say this stands out in particular way, but the songs are solid. Run Down probably works better as an LP band. My overall rating of this record is “shrug my shoulders.”

 –Bryan Static (Firestarter,